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preachverb

uk   /priːtʃ/ us   /priːtʃ/
  • preach verb (IN CHURCH)

[I or T] (especially of a priest or minister in a church) to give a religious speech: Father Martin preached to the assembled mourners. During the sermon, he preached about the need for forgiveness.
  • preach verb (PERSUADE)

[T] to try to persuade other people to believe in a particular belief or follow a particular way of life: They preach the abolition of established systems but propose nothing to replace them.
(Definition of preach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preachverb [I/T]

us   /pritʃ/
  • preach verb [I/T] (SPEAK IN CHURCH)

to give a religious speech: [T] The minister preached a sermon on the need for forgiveness.
  • preach verb [I/T] (PERSUADE)

to try to persuade other people to do or accept something: [T] Should Liddy be allowed to preach hatred?
To preach is also to try to persuade other people to have particular beliefs or behave in particular ways: [I] My mother’s always preaching at me about studying harder.
(Definition of preach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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